Preview of 1st April Market

The next Kew Village Market is Sunday 1st April between 10am and 2pm – and after February’s snow and March’s rain, lets hope for some sunshine.

Kew Village Market has proven to be a big success. Rather more than the organisers really expected. Even over the last couple of months when the weather has been rather against us, the stall-holders have all reported excellent sales and visitor numbers have been surprisingly good.

As a result April sees an expansion of the market down Royal Parade past Pizza Express towards Café Torelli and the Good Wine Shop.

There will be half a dozen new stalls, offering a range of products from pickles to photographs.

One of the most interesting is “My lady Loves” who sells vintage teacup candles and also recycling old side plates into fabulously girly cake stands.

And on the cake stand you could put the products of “Ice My Biscuits” Stephanie Seeney started the business after becoming slightly obsessed with icing her homemade gingerbread. The icing has moved on a bit since then, and she now runs the business alongside her work as a professional singer.

Another new stall is CubbyKit. CubbyKit sells boxes packed full of activities based on a particular theme, which helps you cover a range of subjects through creative play with your child. CubbyKits are designed with 3-4 and 5-6 year olds in mind.

Many old favourites will still be with us of course. Sugar Maddy Cakes, Love by Cake and The Nutty Lady will be satisfying visitors’ sweet cravings.

And if you are looking for meat Winterbourne Game has some delicious venison. But you’ll have to get there early because it sells out quickly.

Or if you don’t feel up to cooking game, there are several stalls selling freshly prepared meals. Butler’s Kitchen, for example, has a small range of meals including fish pie and chicken with sweet potato and ginger.

For more unusual snacks Kailash Foods has home-made chicken Kebab in whole wheat bread with salad and Curry Gardens offers samosas and pakoras

Several stalls will be offering Easter specialities. The Original Maids of Honour, for example, will be selling chocolates and the seasonal simmel cake. But unfortunately Simon’s eggs and honey stall won’t be here this month.

There will be some entertainment as well. We’re honoured to have Gloriana herself. Elizabeth I, in the form of Fran Billington, from Q2 Players, will be honouring us with her presence. Fran is playing the Virgin Queen in a forthcoming series of short plays with the theme Women, Power and Politics.

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